How many times in contemporary art museums we hear the question: “is this art?” or the statement: “my six-year-old kid could have done this!” Actually, these observations are not as trivial as they sound.
What is it with the nude that induces such emotional reactions?
One of the reasons might be that they often generate associations of intimacy, privacy and sexuality and, therefore, affect people deeply.
Salvador Dalì aspired to define an innovative dimension of beauty by proposing a code of aesthetics deriving from the subconscious and the dream.
Shadows imitate but also contradict the body since they link, simultaneously, presence and absence. A real object can cast shadows, whereas shadows cannot.
Four women stand still. They are staring at you. Someone may say that they are pure forms. I state, instead, that they are the most expressive beings in the whole history of modern art.
On Malraux's birthday week, I suggest you an uncommon retrospective on one of the most influential artists of all times art, given indeed by the French writer and ex-Minister of Culture André Malraux.